I’m so excited to tell you all about Dwyatt and my recent exciting plans… this year we will be making our first trip to Europe! Neither one of us has ever been outside of North America and we decide that in 2012 it was time to change that!
We started talking about taking a “big trip” a few months ago but we were really indecisive on where we should go. I want to travel to pretty much everywhere on the map, so it was really just a matter of what we want to do this trip. Luckily the decision was an easy one to make when my dear friend Charlotte announced that she is engaged and getting married in Scotland! She and her fiancé live in Aberdeen, and are getting married in a castle in August. Yes you read that right… they are getting married in a castle. I think that’s about as romantic as it gets!
Scotland has always been near the top of my list since my family is originally from there. In fact I still have some extended cousins that live in Edinburgh that I’m hoping to meet up with while we’re there! I’m so excited about this trip I can hardly stand it! I already ordered a guide-book to help with the planning and now the adventure of planning when, where, and what to see begins!
We think we’ll probably be there about 2 weeks. I don’t want to spend 14 hours traveling to be there for only 5 days… just doesn’t make sense to me. SO… the big question…where do we go?? What do we see? Do we fly into London and spend a few days there? I would love to see that city, but at the same time there is a little event known as the Summer 2012 Olympics that happen to be taking place in London in August. Does this mean it will be packed and not worth fighting the crowds?? Or is seeing London worth it?
Other option would be to see other parts of England? Or Ireland perhaps? We know we want to spend at least 1 full week exploring Scotland. I want to go hiking, tour castles, experience the culture, and take photos! Dwyatt also says that visiting the beach (or beaches) is a must and visiting at least one whiskey distillery is pretty much non-negotiable on his list of “to-do’s”. Oh, and I would really like to meet Princess Catherine. I’m pretty sure we could be good friends…maybe even pen pals? That would be cool
If anyone out there reads this and has been to any part of the UK and can offer advice, thoughts, things “not to miss”, things to avoid, or any other advice I would love to hear your advice! Please speak up! Until then it will just be me and my guidebook… planning and anxiously awaiting our next adventure!